Thursday, February 20, 2020

Expressions























Expressions

At their best are
A dive into duality
Into our everyday
To find the words
Or the colors
Which of themselves
Quickly dissolve 
Into that from which
The inspired dive
Proceeded...




"Understand with your mind and feel with your heart that everyone and everything is an expression of a single infinite and indivisible whole and act accordingly. If we did that, there would be no conflicts, no war, no environmental problems. That's all that's necessary. Explore the nature of your experience, discover that infinite consciousness is the reality of all experience, and live in a way that is consistent with that understanding."
~ Rupert Spira

Plans



















Plans






AN UNPLANNED LIFE

-John McIntosh

How do you organize your Life without planning?
You remain Silent, Open and Vulnerable with a blank canvas not referring to old ways and means and the history of what went before.

You allow all concepts of ‘fixing’ or ‘improving’ to dissolve so that LIFE can paint a New picture - Fresh and New in each Now Moment.

Using your ‘history’ … your ‘story’ allows all the conditioning that defines your false self to manifest more of the ‘same’.

Being Empty, Vulnerable and Open invites the ‘Miraculous’.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Detachment





















Detachment

in progress







TO BE FREE … OR …
-John McIntosh
The Grand Dream is filled with villains and heroes and the stories and dramas are endless, like a company of actors who today play the scoundrel and tomorrow the saint on the same stage. The SELF is ever Empty, a blank screen on which the high emotions and deep sentimentality finds a brief moment for IT to ‘savor contrast’ … then release the experience to dissolve in the arms of detachment.
Identity with the stage and actors is inevitable and is inextricably bound together with suffering and bondage. Then, ultimately … fulfilled and satiated all identifications, expectations and attachments are dropped and the SELF returns to the Freedom IT ‘is’.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

"star-stuff"















"star-stuff"

Carl Sagan told us of
The star-stuff within
That we are..
However..with due respect
We are not made of stuff
Star or otherwise..
Star-stuff makes an appearance
And like all stuff
Until we awaken 
Blurs the Star-Light
We surely are...








"The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”
― Carl Sagan



"You would measure time
the measureless and the immeasurable.
You would adjust your conduct
and even direct the course of your spirit
according to hours and seasons.
Of time you would make a stream
upon whose bank you would sit
and watch its flowing.
Yet the timeless in you
is aware of life’s timelessness,
And knows that yesterday
is but today’s memory
and tomorrow is today’s dream.
And that that which sings
and contemplates in you is still dwelling
within the bounds of that first moment
which scattered the stars into space."

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931) 

What is History?

















What is History?

History in schoolbooks
Is an agreed-upon memory
Codified and presented
As what happened back then:
This our conventional view..

The question for us:
When will history be discovered
As a limited memory
Created by researchers' tools
Of thoughts and perceptions..

Layered and filtered to 
Appear as pictures on a page..
To simply provide stuff for 
Our dream playing on a screen
Made of  Here and Now..?






The chains of bondage that keep the slumbering God-SELF lingering in the Grand Dream shift with the rolling tide of time [also an illusion]. In one era the glamor of Kings, Queens and conquerors captures humanity’s attention, while in another adventurers and discoverers of new worlds hold the focus of the dream with equal engaging influence. Today’s heroes of the dream are entertainers, actors and entrepreneurs who literally create even deeper layers of dreaming with which to sway the SELF’s attention away from Truth. Every era highlights another phantom attraction, which pervades every phase of the great play the sleeping masses have bought into for eons. ~~John McIntosh

Stepping toward Truth


















Stepping toward Truth




"When you summon up an autobiographical memory, you engage in a kind of mental time travel. You identify your current 'remembering self' with your past 'experiencing self'—like the self that was feeling apprehensive on the first day of school. These two selves are connected, not just through a continuously existing physical body but also through a somewhat discontinuous (because interrupted by dreamless sleep) stream of consciousness. The faculty of autobiographical memory allows us to understand ourselves as beings whose existence extends over time."

Jim Holt (1954 - )

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Quelling the storm


















Quelling the storm

When we break out
From the illusion of separation
To recognize our Identity which
Exceeds birth and death..
We can then experience the
Dance of mind and world
As spontaneous dreams arising
In our expansive Identity..
This is liberation
A quelling of the storm...







Bridging inner and outer experience..Rupert Spira
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cNo7zpZq-0